The most recent building improvements will include fully redesigned science labs with the most up-to-date technology, similar to what is used in research facilities and scientific workplaces. There are also plans to expand the lab to provide larger spaces for advanced and independent research.
“The SC Johnson Integrated Science Lab will expand and improve opportunities for students studying science to experience research, as well as engage in solving real-world industry problems and other field work,” said University of Wisconsin-Parkside Chancellor Deborah Ford. “We’re grateful for SC Johnson and its investment in a quality education for our students.”
Sixty percent of current students are from Kenosha and Racine Counties, impacting local students who are pursuing science-related careers. More than 29 percent of all University of Wisconsin-Parkside graduates in 2015-16 were enrolled in the College of Natural and Health Sciences making it the largest college within the university.
A formal naming and lab-opening ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at 4:15 p.m. in Greenquist Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus. The SC Johnson Integrated Science Lab will be open for use by students and faculty during the fall 2017 semester.
About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 131-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com